Over the past decade, the French label Kitsuné has quietly flooded the market with catchy, critically-acclaimed electronic music. Acts like Hot Chip and Two Door Cinema Club sprang from the label, and Gildas Loaëc worked with Daft Punk before founding Kitsuné with Masaya Kuroki and the London-based fashion company Åbäke. The label has introduced a lot of their artists through eclectic compilations, and the past few years they’ve turned their eyes on America. Kitsuné AMERICA 3, the third installment, comes out June 3, and we’d like to highlight Misun for today’s song of the day.
Based out of D.C., Misun (pronounced “me-sun”) proclaims their sound as “aquawave,” melding electronic elements with a fluid, rubbery dance aesthetic. The trio primarily works one song at a time, presenting each single as a distinct entity. “Eli Eli” mixes a hard-charging beat with guitars taken straight from a lost spaghetti western, all highlighting frontwoman Misun Wojcik’s smoky rasp.